LEGO

darth-vader-desk-lamp

This LEGO Star Wars Darth Vader Lamp from ThinkGeek sheds some dark light on your desk.  The Darth Vader figure is 7.5" tall and has poseable arms and legs.  He can even be used off his stand.  The lightsaber has 12 bright, red LEDs and is powered by 3 AAA batteries (or optional USB power).  [...]

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The newly released B-Wing Starfighter is part of the LEGO Ultimate Collection. “This fantastic model features everything you would expect from our premium collector range, including rotating, self-levelling cockpit and realistic wing configurations for landing and flight. And when you’re finished battling in the skies above Endor or helping to restore freedom in the galaxy, [...]

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Hokay, here's a big productivity killer (unless you happen to be a builder by trade...........maybe). Google Australia in conjunction with LEGO  has just released Build, a Chrome browser-based app that allows you to build with LEGO over a map of Australia and New Zealand. Users have access to over 8 trillion blocks and pieces to [...]

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lego-weapons

I'm not a gun person, but I can't help but be impressed by Jack Streat's LEGO Heavy Weapons book from No Starch Press. First of all, he's only 17 years old! Secondly, he offers plans for replicas of 4 guns: a Desert Eagle handgun, AKS-74U assault rifle, Lee Enfield sniper rifle and a SPAS combat shotgun. The plans don't [...]

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Each Brick Brite is the the size of two 2x3 Lego bricks.

A couple weeks ago, The Gadgeteer had a news post about Brick Brites, clear plastic LEGO-like building blocks.  They're different from regular LEGO blocks because they have motion-activated blinking lights built-in to add some excitement to your LEGO constructions.  How do you improve upon the LEGO brick?  I had to see what this was all about. [...]

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Sure, there are LEGO bricks that light up, but do they blink in different colors?  Brick Brites are motion activated pieces that work "with major toy brick brands" and blink when tapped, which helps conserve battery life.  That's good, because I don't see a way to change the batteries.  Comes in White/Red, White/Green and White/Blue for $9.99 [...]

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universal-construction-connection-kit

You build with LEGOs and you build with Tinkertoys, but you can't build with LEGOs and Tinkertoys - until now!  F.A.T. Lab and Sy-Lab have created a set of 80 universal connectors that "enable complete interoperability between ten popular children’s construction toys."  (See the F.A.T. Lab site for a complete list.) You can't buy the [...]

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Lego Art

I know lots of us Gadgeteers love stuff like creating and building things with LEGO.  Well Nathan Sawaya is a New York based artist who's taken things to another level. He builds with LEGO for a career :) As a full-time freelance artist Nathan accepts commissions to design and build custom creations. His work has graced photoshoots, [...]

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earth-blocks-building-blocks

These LEGO-like building blocks are made from "a composite of the bark of the cedar tree, compressed dust from sawn cedar logs, and coffee beans as well as other recycled materials."  The Earth Toy Earth Blocks are 1.25" long x 0.6" wide x 0.6" high.  A set of 50 blocks is $30 at the Guggenheim [...]

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cult-of-lego-1

Even though I'm a big fan of eBooks, I still love browsing through honest to goodness physical books. I find that there are some types of books that I prefer to be of the dead tree variety. One of these types is the large format, picture rich, coffee table book. I have a great example [...]

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Posted in: Geek Toys, Kid Gadgets, Reviews
legoapp-2

LEGO Life of George takes iOS gaming into a new direction where games aren't 100% virtual anymore. This game comes with 144 bricks and a Playmat. The idea is that the iPhone / iPod Touch app shows you a model and it's your task to build it as quickly and as accurate as you can. [...]

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Posted in: iPhone, iPad, iPod, Kid Gadgets, News
lego-usb-flash-drive

I know, I know - you can get USB flash drives with much more storage for less, but they won't be as cute as the LEGO minifig USB flash drive from ThinkGeek.  Pull the pants off the little minifig to use the 2GB USB drive.  It will work with Windows or Mac computers, and it [...]

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Posted in: Computer Gear, Laptops and Gear, News
lego_stardestoryer

I originally saw this over on CNET.com and thought it newsworthy. LEGO just announce that it will be releasing a limited edition Star Wars model: Darth Vader's personal flagship, the Super Star Destroyer EXECUTOR. This 3,152 brick model will be the longest Star Wars Lego model ever, measuring 50 inches in length. This behemoth will [...]

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Posted in: Kid Gadgets, News
stickeryou-lego

StickerYou allows you to create an 8.5"X11" page of stickers and labels using their images or your own images.  The stickers are printed on thick, high quality vinyl and are sturdy enough to use as bumper stickers.  StickerYou has a line of licensed images from your favorite comics and products, and they are pleased to [...]

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LEGO Brick Light

thinkgeek-lego-brick-light

This giant LEGO block is made of translucent plastic and has four bright LED lights inside.  The bricks are 3"X3"X1.25" and use 3 AAA batteries for power.  You just stick the LEGO brick on the wall of your closet or inside a cabinet for a little extra light where you need it.  The LEGO Brick [...]

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smallworks-iphonecase-8

Skins, cases and covers for the iPhone 4 are a dime a dozen. If you want to protect your phone but don't want to settle for a drab and boring Black leather case, the SmallWorks BrickCase might be a consideration. It's a hard ABS plastic shell that snaps on the back of the phone and [...]

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Posted in: iPhone, iPad, iPod, Reviews

LEGO Block Key Light

I saw in one of Julie's recent posts that she's looking for an EDC flashlight.  I'm sure this little flashlight from Perpetual Kid isn't what she's looking for, but I think it might make a cute little stocking stuffer.  This LEGO Block Key Light measures 2.2" long x 1.2" wide x .8" tall, and it has one white [...]

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lego-nintendo-wiimote

This Nintendo Wii remote from LEGO has all the features you expect in a Wii remote:  internal accelerometers, an internal speaker, rumble effects and larger buttons for enhanced control during game play.  It's compatible with Wii MotionPlus, and it will work with most Wii accessories and chargers, including the standard battery cover.  The LEGO remote [...]

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Posted in: Gaming Gear, News
lego-storage

Ok, this is too cool... Giant LEGO bricks that double as storage boxes. Officially licensed by LEGO, these bricks come in three different sizes (they also sell a LEGO head storage container) and several colors. You can even stack them just like the real bricks. I would love a set of these, but unfortunately, they [...]

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no-starch-fan-200

If you thought the LEGO Stop Animation Digital Video Camera that Janet posted about earlier today was interesting, you might want to check out the 3 volume series of LEGO Technic Idea Books from O'Reilly. These books offer 100's of ideas through photographs with little to no text. Volume 1 is The LEGO Technic Idea [...]

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Posted in: Do-It-Yourself, How-To, Kid Gadgets, News